The Grande Illumination

The Grande Illumination

Courthouse Square, Third & Main sts. in Downtown Dayton

Friday November 23rd @ 7:45 p.m.

Watch the holidays light up during Dayton’s traditional tree lighting. 

At 7:45 p.m., we’ll throw the switch and approximately 50,000 colored lights will brighten the three-story-tall tree on Courthouse Square.


The Dayton Holiday Festival, presented by DP&L, is your source for family-friendly holiday fun in downtown Dayton. Started by Mrs. Virginia Kettering in 1972 so that all children could enjoy the holiday season regardless of their economic means, the festival continues today with free attractions for the community.

Each year, the festival kicks off Thanksgiving weekend with the Grande Illumination and the Dayton Children’s Parade. The fun continues throughout the month of December with activities like the Tike’s Shoppe, a family movie series at The Neon, pizza with Santa, and more!

Big 106.6 is a proud media sponsor for The Grande Illumination! 

More more information please visit

Downtown Dayton Partnership Website

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